When Paul Reed Smith sends in an available to dealer email that includes my favorite guitar the DGT on it my purchasing finger gets itchy. I had to bring this all black beauty with Moons inlay. With a weight of a straight 8lbs this guitar just may be the one for you.
The DGT (David Grissom Trem) is the result of more than 20 years of collaboration between Paul Smith and David Grissom. The DGT is based on the McCarty with a unique DGT neck shape, taller frets, special pickups, and a revised control layout. Grissom and Paul spent a year A/B-ing more than forty sets of pickups before nailing the vintage-voice of DGT humbuckers. When paired with individual volume controls for each pickup and a push/pull master tone control that operates the coil taps, DGT pickups provide versatility and articulation.
"The DGT is a product a lot of miles down the road: a lot of gigs, a lot of records. It's like picking up a vintage guitar. It sounds like a vintage guitar, and out of the box it’s ready to go. There's a whole lot of thought gone into this. The DGT is pretty perfect to me." – David Grissom
For 2020, PRS has updated this model with a nitro over celluose (CAB) finish.
- Top Wood: Carved Figured Maple
- Back Wood: Mahogany
- Number of Frets: 22
- Custom Color: All Black
- Fret Wire: DGT Fret Wire (Jumbo)
- Scale Length: 25"
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Neck Shape: DGT
- Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
- Fretboard Inlay: Moons
- Bridge: PRS Patented Tremolo, Gen III
- Tuners: PRS Phase III Locking with Faux Bone Buttons
- Hardware Type: Nickel
- Treble Pickup: DGT
- Bass Pickup: DGT
- Controls: Two Volume Controls with Push/Pull Tone Control and 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector
- Strings: 11's with Unwound G
- Weight: 8lbs